direkt zum Inhalt springen

direkt zum Hauptnavigationsmenü

Sie sind hier

TU Berlin

Page Content

Head of Chair

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Szewzyk

Research Interests


  • Microbial ecology of natural and technical systems.
  • Biofilms and other spatially structured and heterogeneous systems.
  • Activity and physiological adaptation of microorganisms under various conditions (starvation, stress, predation, symbiosis).
  • Consortia of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and their physiological and metabolic interactions.
  • Interaction of microorganisms with invertebrate hosts.
  • Associations and interactions of bacteria and fungi.
  • Metabolism of anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms (degradation potential, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites).

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 1957 in Mengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Studies of biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

Diploma thesis at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig) at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Subject: "Anaerobic degradation of phenol and hydroquinone"

Dissertation at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig), University of Konstanz, Germany.
Subject: "Assessment of the behavior of anaerobic bacteria at surfaces"

Post-doc at the chair of Prof. Kjelleberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Scientific supervisor of the research project „Microbial ecology of drinking water“ at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden

Lecturer (General and marine microbiology) at University Gothenburg, Sweden.
Subject of audition lecture: "Microbial degradation of recalcitrant molecules"

since 1994
Full professor at the TU Berlin


  • ASM (American Scociety of Microbiology),
  • VAAM (German Association of General and Applied Microbiology),
  • BMS (British Microbiological Society), IWA (International Water Association),
  • ISME (International Society of Microbial Ecology).


Lists of publications

Publication of books:

  • Investigation of Biofilms, Flemming H.-C., Griebe T., Szewzyk U. (eds). Technomic, Lancaster 2000.
  • Wasser: Chemie, Mikrobiologie und nachhaltige Nutzung, Grohmann A.N., Jekel M., Grohmann A., Szewzyk R. und Szewzyk U., Gruyter, 2011.

Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Quick Access:

Schnellnavigation zur Seite über Nummerneingabe

Auxiliary Functions

Head of Chair

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Szewzyk
sec. BH 6-1
Room BH-N 604
Tel +49 30 314 73 461


Bärbel Minx
sec. BH 6-1
Room BH-N 603
Tel +49 30 314 73 460

Consultation hours:
Mon - Fri

Adress Chair of Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology
Institute of Environmental Technology
Faculty Faculty of Process Sciences
sec. BH 6-1
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin
Tel +49 30 314 73 460
Fax +49 30 314 73 673